Coin Specifications

Category: Gold High Reliefs & Ultra High Reliefs
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 115,178
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.1000g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1295.20 (11/18/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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2009 ULTRA HIGH G$20 MS obverse 2009 ULTRA HIGH G$20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle was created to realize sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens original vision for the nation’s signature gold coin. Unfortunately, the coin’s design was not technologically feasible to strike for circulation in 1907. Using the original plaster models for the coins that were hand-sculpted by Saint-Gaudens himself, the mint created a masterpiece of modern coinage that still sells for a hefty premium even after being sold to demand in 2009.

The coin itself is struck in 24-karat gold, which is much more malleable than 22-karat gold, which allows for easier striking. The original design has been updated with an additional 4 stars representing the 4 states added since 1907, and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST added above the sun on the reverse. Additionally, the coin was struck on a smaller diameter planchet (27 vs 34mm) to allow for a higher relief. Aside from those three changes, the coin represents the final realization of Augustus Saint Gauden’s gorgeous design.

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Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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2009 ULTRA HIGH G$20 MS
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2009 ULTRA HIGH G$20 MS Prooflike
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2009 ULTRA HIGH G$20 MS Deep Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19118
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/19/2009 PCGS MS 69   Teletrade Auction 2720, 2720/Lot# 2947 $1,437.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 69   Prooflike Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2319 $3,163.00
10/28/2012 PCGS MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 41629 $2,860.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 70   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8577 $3,525.00
6/3/2013 NGC MS 69   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2484 $2,340.00
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 125338 $2,475.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 70   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6005 $2,820.00
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 70   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2325 $5,600.00
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 69   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 8279 $1,938.75
10/3/2016 PCGS MS 70   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4522 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2009 ULTRA G$20 MS HIGH Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1906195920132069212521832243230223642426249125552585261426432671269927272754278128343564
1924197720322088214422032263232323852448251225652595262426522680270827362763279930770
0000002263232323852448251225652595262426522680270827362763279900
0000002282234324052469253425752604263326622690271827452772281600
2009 ULTRA G$20 MS HIGH Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2005206121182175223422942355241724812546261226802710274027702799282828572885323836395158
2024208021372195225423142376243825032568263526902720275027802809283828663003337241450
0000002376243825032568263526902720275027802809283828663003337200
0000002396246025242590265727002730276027892818284728763120350500
2009 ULTRA G$20 MS HIGH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1832188419281991204621022160221822782339240124642495252525552585261426432671269927543057
1849189919492009206521212179223822982360242224742505253525652595262426522680271728550
0000002179223822982360242224742505253525652595262426522680271700
0000002199225823192380244324852515254525752604263326622690273600
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